Author Bret Easton Ellis has slammed the “epidemic of ethical superiority” and “PC sufferer tradition” of the American left, and accused fashionable liberal Hollywood of destroying American tradition.
Easton Ellis additionally blasted anti-Trump celebrities together with Lena Dunham and Barbra Streisand on his podcast Monday, explaining that the “infantile meltdowns” popping out of Hollywood and the mainstream media and an general tradition of “ethical superiority” amongst liberals is contributing to the destruction of the American left.
“Barbra Streisand says she’s gaining weight due to Trump. Lena Dunham says she’s reducing weight due to Trump. Really? You’re blaming the president on your personal issues and neuroses?” the 53-year-old American Psycho writer mentioned on the most recent episode of his “Bret Easton Ellis Podcast.”
“You can dislike the truth that Trump was elected, sure, undoubtedly, and but nonetheless perceive and settle for in the end that he was elected this time round,” he mentioned, based on a partial transcript of the episode from the Wrap. “Or you may have an entire psychological and emotional collapse and let the Trump presidency outline you, which I feel is absurd. … If you might be nonetheless dropping your sh*t about Trump, I feel it’s best to most likely go to a shrink and never let the unhealthy man that was elected outline your self-victimization and your life. You are letting him win.”
Breitbart report: Ellis additionally hit actress Meryl Streep over her now-famous anti-Trump Golden Globes speech, explaining that as an alternative of discussing her achieved movie profession, she selected as an alternative to once more “reinstate” the “ethical authority” of the left.
“For some cause I began fascinated about the price of Meryl Streep’s robe on the Golden Globes and the $30 million condominium she had lately put in the marketplace in Greenwich Village,” he mentioned.
In September, the writer warned that a “backlash” was starting to erupt in America towards “PC sufferer tradition” and an “epidemic of self-victimization.” In February, Ellis tweeted his shock that a majority of his companions at a dinner in deep blue West Hollywood had mentioned they had been voting for Trump.
During his podcast Monday, Bret Easton Ellis additionally took goal at what he referred to as an general “ethical superiority motion” born from the left’s “warped” sense of ethical authority.
“This faction of the left is touchingly now generally known as ‘The Resistance,’” he mentioned. “Oh sure, the resistance. What is that this resistance? There are posters throughout my neighborhood in West Hollywood urging me to withstand, resist, resist.”
“Some of us have been questioning: Resist what, precisely?” he added. “And who is telling us to resist whatever? The people who voted for the candidate who lost? I’m supposed to listen to them? Is this a joke? … Well, I’m certainly resisting the childish meltdowns I’ve been witnessing at dinners and on social media and on late night TV and too many times in my own home.”
Bret Easton Ellis mentioned that Trump’s victory had additionally brought about stress in his relationship along with his boyfriend, who he mentioned had relapsed into drug use after the election.
“What was taking place to my boyfriend was additionally reflective of the epidemic of ethical superiority that has engulfed and is now destroying, consuming alive, the American left,” he mentioned.